Woman tackles gunman, saves husband

2013-01-14 09:18

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East London - An Eastern Cape woman wrestled with a suspected armed robber who shot her husband at their shop in Mqanduli, according to a report on Monday.

The Daily Dispatch reported that two men entered the shop while Nolungile Wiwi was serving customers on Thursday night.

"They walked in. They looked smart. One of them took out a R20 note and asked for cigarettes. He immediately withdrew his hand and reached towards his waist and took out a gun," she told the newspaper.

"In shock, I pounced on him and grabbed his [gun] hand and told my husband to duck. While I was holding onto his hand he pulled the trigger, hitting my husband in his upper back."

The bullet hit the counter first and then entered Tefayo Wiwi's shoulder before entering his spine.

The men calmly walked out of the shop as she screamed for help.

"So far we are following a few leads, but we do not know exactly who was involved," police spokesperson Major Zamukulungisa Jozana said.

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